Gondola

Product Number: EB00640856
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780802192523
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Description

Please note, this e-book edition does not include the audio recordings of Venetian barcarole. Of all the trademarks of Venice, none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. In this beautifully illustrated collection, internationally bestselling author Donna Leon tells fascinating stories about these famous boats. First used in medieval Venice as an easily maneuverable getaway boat, the gondola evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure palace that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite. Now a tourist favorite, the gondola has never ceased to be a part of authentic Venice. Each boat's 280 pieces are carefully fashioned in a maestro's workshop-though Leon also recounts a tale of an American friend who decided to make a gondola all on his own, a feat that took five years to complete. But the gondola is a work of art well worth the labor, and no author is better poised to write about them than Leon, the "American with the Venetian heart" (Washington Post).

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Author(s): Donna Leon
Original Publish Date: Mar 10, 2015

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CD
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Author(s): Donna Leon
Narrator(s): Antoinette LaVecchia
Product Number C03269
Released: Mar 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490623092
eAudio
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Author(s): Donna Leon
Narrator(s): Antoinette LaVecchia
Product Number Z08498
Released: Dec 09, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490623108
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Donna Leon
Narrator(s): Antoinette LaVecchia
Product Number MP1414
Released: Oct 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490640174

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